Trump’s anti-globalization ideology is highly out of place at the World Economic Forum in Davos, believes Edward Goldberg of The Hill. He likely plans to tell off the people he blames for all of America’s misfortunes, which would be very wrong. The US has profited immensely from the free trade of goods across the globe. The president has pointed to China and sees that it has grown the most from it. While that is true, it started from poverty at a time when America was already the world’s richest country. Trump’s view that every deal has a winner and a loser is wrong, globalization is one deal that benefits all involved.
President Trump is smart to recognize the opportunities that exist for him and the US in Davos, writes Tom Rogan of The Washington Examiner. Crucially, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, will be present at the gathering. His country is uniquely important to American interests from matters of trade to security. Its 1.2 billion population offers huge potential for US exports. More importantly, tying its fate to a rising star like India will ensure that America withstands the expansion of China, which already works to replace America as the world’s economic overseer. Trump can use Davos to sign trade deals and create new opportunities.